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About NordURM

NordURM aims to consolidate collaboration regarding research and research training on a Nordic level as well as to develop comparative research projects concerning unaccompanied refugee minors in the Nordic countries. 

NordURM was granted funding by NordForsk (the Nordic Research Council) for a three-year period, Autum 2011 - Spring 2014.


Lutine de Wal Pastoor is the project leader of the network.
Further more there was a Steering Committee with representatives from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Belgium. 

During the three years of funding NordURM has organised 7 network meetings and 4 workshops for PhD students and young researchers.

The hosting of the network meetings and workshops rotated between the countries involved, i.e., between the different national research groups participating in the network.

The NordURM network collaborated with the Nordic Network for Research on Refugee Children on organising network meetings.


The aim is to keep the network as open as possible to everybody interested in research on unaccompanied refugee minors. Although the network is meant to be a Nordic network, a certain number of non-Nordic researchers are included. According to NordForsk no more than 25 % of the funding may be used on non-Nordic/international partners.
Criteria for participation

Affiliated international experts

Charles Watters Professor of Childhood Studies, Professor of Wellbeing and Social Care, University of Sussex, UK
Ravi Kohli Professor of Child Welfare, University of Bedfordshire, UK